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Gary Hartley is Energy Saving Trust's expert blogger. He has extensive experience researching and writing on a number of topics, with particular expertise in sustainable energy, policy, literature and sport. As well as providing regular blog content, Gary has also been published in numerous...

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Lighting energy efficient lighting LED LED lighting LED lights

Let the light shine in with energy efficient lighting

• Low energy lighting now dominates the market • Many types of fittings available • Our guide helps you make an informed choice Energy efficient lighting is now pretty much the norm. Vast improvements in product performance, as low-energy options have become mainstream, mean that these days there...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 28/11/2017 - 15:16

28/11/2017

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Transport Fleet Hero Fleet Hero Awards Fleet Heroes

Fleet Hero Awards 2017: Meet the fleets that went the extra mile

• Fleet Heroes pick up awards at London event • Pollution and emissions targets; crucial time for fleets • Hear from two winners leading on electric infrastructure Last Thursday (9 November) saw the prizes given out at the twelfth Fleet Hero Awards – with the field more competitive than ever...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 15/11/2017 - 14:12

15/11/2017

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International innovation energy innovation energy innovations green innovation green innovations

Five green innovations that caught our eye

From time to time, we like to take a look at some of the green technological breakthroughs being touted for possible roles in our sustainable future. Here are five of our recent favourites. The road to faster EV charging? Image: Rice University The ability to charge electric vehicles (EVs) with...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Mon, 30/10/2017 - 15:44

30/10/2017

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Transport Fleet Hero Fleet Heroes Fleet Hero Awards

Fleet Heroes step up to the transport challenge

• Fleet Hero Awards 2017 shortlist announced • Diverse fleets in running for recognition • New venue with a new award up for grabs Companies and organisations have been making significant strides forward in improving their transport sustainability credentials for well over a decade – so it stands...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Wed, 25/10/2017 - 11:42

25/10/2017

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Energy and water efficiency at home EPC EPCs Energy Performance Certificate energy performance certificates

EPCs: Getting energy information off the page and into your home

• Certificates are needed – but not always understood • We explain the key points page by page • Thousands of pounds of savings possible by taking action Whether it’s to buy or rent, if a home is on the market it needs an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). For homeowners, getting one is also a...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 19/10/2017 - 14:57

19/10/2017

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Green strategy and politics low carbon decarbonisation heating low-carbon heating

Navigating a low-carbon shift in home heating

• Heating needs change to hit carbon reduction targets • New report looks at challenges of low-carbon heating transition • 'No regrets' options such as energy efficiency should be tackled now With 85 per cent of UK homes currently on the gas network, decarbonising heating will be one of the key...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Thu, 12/10/2017 - 15:08

12/10/2017

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Energy and water efficiency at home Products and technology Renewable heat renewable heating Renewable Heat Incentive

Is renewable heat right for your home?

• Low-carbon heating could be option for many • Understanding different technologies is key • Insulation and current heating affect possible savings Solar electricity taking off in the UK in recent years has highlighted an appetite for generating energy at home. With warm, comfortable homes and...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 10/10/2017 - 15:12

10/10/2017

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International WWF green energy electricity grid

Energy forecast can help take advantage of a greener grid

• WWF green energy forecast launches • Concept could lead to more renewable electricity being used • Tech and tariffs offer chance to save cash and carbon Weather forecasts are forever useful; whether it’s helping you decide whether to take an umbrella with you when you leave the house, or giving...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 26/09/2017 - 12:20

26/09/2017

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Energy and water efficiency at home Renewable Heat Incentive RHI financial support

The Renewable Heat Incentive is changing

On Wednesday 20 September 2017, there were some important changes to the domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). The domestic RHI is the government scheme to get more people installing green heating technologies in their homes. For those considering installing a ground-source heat pump (GSHP), air...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Fri, 22/09/2017 - 14:39

22/09/2017

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Transport Scotland Scottish Government sustainable transport

Scotland is serious about sustainable transport

Good news has come in twos for Scotland. Firstly, the country has just been voted the most beautiful in the world . Second, a raft of sustainable transport measures have been announced – meaning it promises to be easier than ever to get around Scotland while making low-carbon choices that will help...

Submitted by Gary Hartley on Tue, 12/09/2017 - 13:36

12/09/2017

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